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IMD Predicts Moderate To Heavy Rainfall In Mumbai And Thane, Orange Alert For Issued For Today

Previously, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had also issued a red alert for neighbouring Raigad and Palghar districts predicting heavy to very rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rain at isolated placestoday.

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Predicting heavy rainfall in Mumbai and Thane, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the city for today, July 19.

Previously, the weather department also issued a red alert for neighbouring Raigad and Palghar districts predicting heavy to very rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rain at isolated placestoday.

As per the IMD (India Meteorological Department) classification, an orange alert is for a rainfall range between 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm in a day, while a red alert is issued when rainfall above 204.5 mm is expected for a 24-hour duration.

Heavy rains in Mumbai

On Tuesday, most areas of the island city and also suburbs received light or moderate rainfall with intermittent spells of heavy rain. 

Data shows that Mumbai, eastern suburbs, and western suburbs received 17.44 mm, 22.55 mm and 18.87 mm rainfall, respectively, between 8 am and 6 pm on Tuesday.

According to the civic officials, intermittent heavy rains also lashed Bandra, Dahisar, Chembur, Fort, Matunga, Byculla and other areas of the city on Monday night

There was no major waterlogging anywhere on Tuesday morning, they said.    

Road traffic was overall normal.

Railway, Traffic disrupted

It has been reported that the Central Railway were affected due to the rain, coupled with the failure of an express train engine during the morning rush hours.

According to Central Railway's (CR) chief public relations officer Dr Shivraj Manaspure, the engine of the Gorakhpur-LTT Superfast Express developed a technical snag at Atgaon station in the neighbouring Thane district, but they arranged a relief engine for the train.

Trains on the route were diverted via a loop line, he said.

Some commuters complained the CR suburban services were delayed by 10-15 minutes since early morning, but after the engine failure incident, the trains were running late by 20 to 25 minutes.

They also claimed some suburban trains were cancelled and as a result, crowds swelled on platforms and trains during the morning rush time.    

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